Genesis

The Story of Creation – Week 7(b) – John 1 and Colossians 1

Tonight, we are concluding our discussion of the First Creation Story found in Genesis 1:1-2:3 by discussing how the New Testament takes this story and applies it to Jesus. We will be looking primarily at Paul’s introductory Christological hymn in Colossians (Col. 1:15-20) and John’s Gospel Prologue (John 1:1-18). Please read these selections for Tuesday and think through how the writer …

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The Story of Creation – Week 7(a) – John 1 and Colossians 1

This Tuesday, we are concluding our discussion of the First Creation Story found in Genesis 1:1-2:3 by discussing how the New Testament takes this story and applies it to Jesus. We will be looking at John’s Gospel Prologue (John 1:1-18) and Paul’s introductory Christological hymn in Colossians (Col. 1:15-20). Please read these selections for Tuesday. HEBREW WISDOM …

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The Story of Creation – Week 6(b) – Genesis 1:26-2:4

Tonight we will be discussing Genesis 1:26-2:3. Within the readings this week we have the creation of human beings in God’s image. As we discuss this section tonight, there are some additional issues to be aware of. Plurality of God The first thing that should jump out at us, is that God’s discussion of the creation …

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The Story of Creation – Week 6(a) – Genesis 1:26-2:4

This Tuesday we are gathering to discuss Genesis 1:26-2:4 comprising the remainder of the Sixth Day and the Seventh Day of Creation. The Sixth Day gives us the most profound statement in all Scripture: “God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” You …

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The Story of Creation – Week 5(b) – Genesis 1:6-25

This evening we will be reading through Genesis 1:6-25.  When we read through these Days of Creation in light of other ancient mythologies, Genesis consistently emphasizes the absolute sovereignty and pre-existence of the one God. For example, in Day Three, God says “Let the earth put forth vegetation.” In other words, the earth’s generative and creative …

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The Story of Creation – Week 4(a) – Genesis 1:3-5

This Tuesday, we will be discussing the First Day of Creation in Genesis 1:3-5. “God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.” THEODICY – A NEGATION OF EVIL In any religious/philosophical system, the existence of evil may pose the …

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The Story of Creation – Week 3(a) – Genesis 1:1b-2

This Tuesday, we are continuing with our in-depth contemplation of the first creation story found in Genesis 1:1-2:4. I thought that we had an awesome discussion last week. This Tuesday we will be diving into Genesis 1:1b-2 which concludes the introductory statement to the creation account. HEAVEN AND EARTH As we discussed last week, God is …

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